Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Sharp and piercing, as a sound.

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Usage examples "shrill":

  1. Arthur uttered a shrill cry, and Dick burst out laughing. - "Menhardoc", George Manville Fenn.
  2. To tell the truth, he didn't care much for Chirpy's voice, which he considered altogether too shrill. - "The Tale of Freddie Firefly", Arthur Scott Bailey.
  3. Then, however, her shrill, " Merry Ch'is'mus!" - "The Children's Book of Christmas Stories", Various.